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  Note: This message was written and preached by Andrew Thompson, a participant in the Texas Annual Conference’s College Pastoral Intern Project (CPIP). Andrew will be starting his senior year this fall at Abilene Christian University and is discerning a call to ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. He has served here at Jacksonville […]

Meeting Jesus: The Prodigal Son’s Father

  Meeting Jesus: The Prodigal Son’s Father A Message on Luke 15:11-32 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 16, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 15:11-32 (NRSV) Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the […]

Meeting Jesus: Peter

  Meeting Jesus: Peter A Message on Acts 2:32-41 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Acts 2:32-41 (NRSV) This Jesus God raised up, and of that all of us are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the […]

Meeting Jesus: The Roman Guard

“Meeting Jesus: The Roman Guard” A Message on Acts 16:25-34 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church June 2, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Acts 16:25-34 (NRSV) About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the […]

Meeting Jesus: Mary

  “Meeting Jesus: Mary” A Message on John 19:25-27 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church May 12, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 19:25-27 (NRSV) Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the […]

Meeting Jesus: Children

  “Meeting Jesus: Children” A Message on Mark 10:13-16 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April May 5, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Mark 10:13-16 (NRSV) People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was […]

Meeting Jesus: Blind Bartimaeus

  “Meeting Jesus: Blind Bartimaeus” A Message on Mark 10:46-52 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 28, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Mark 10:46-52 (NRSV) They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 […]

Easter Message: “The Living and the Dead”

    “The Living and the Dead” A Message on Luke 24:1-12 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 24:1-12 (NRSV) But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They […]

“Spreading Cloaks”

  “Spreading Cloaks” A Message on Luke 19:28-40 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 14, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Luke 19:28-40 (NRSV) After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent […]

Wesley’s Questions: “Is Christ Real to Me?”

  Wesley’s Questions: “Is Christ Real to Me?” A Message on Colossians 1:24-29 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church April 7, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Colossians 1:24-29 (NRSV) I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake […]